Friends of the Library Book Sale starts April 24

The 2015 Book Lovers' Book Sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Sioux City Public Library, begins Friday, April 24 at 3500 Southern Hills Drive in Sioux City (the former Tuesday Morning/Paper Warehouse building, located next to Red Lobster). Proceeds from the sale enrich public library service in Sioux City, funding the children's summer reading initiative and providing the Library with books, recordings, online resources and more!

Hours of the sale are:

Friday, April 24................6-9 p.m. -- Opening night, $1 donation at the door.
Saturday, April 25............10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, April 26..............Noon to 6 p.m.
Mon-Fri, April 27-May 1.....4 to 8 p.m. 
Saturday, May 2..............10 a.m. to ?? Free day! Doors close at 6 p.m. or when books are gone!

Prices
Hardcover books: $3
Recordings: $3
Paperbacks: $2
Children's picture books: $1

 

Open Book Club selections for 2015

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Sioux City Public Library is pleased to announce the Open Book Club selections for 2015. Open Book Club is held the first Monday of each month at our Perry Creek and Morningside Branch Libraries. Enjoy lively discussion with fellow reading enthusiasts! Open Book Club is free and open to the public. 


Perry Creek Branch Library

2912 Hamilton Blvd.

10 - 11 a.m.

 

Morningside Branch Library

4005 Morningside Ave.

 5 - 6 p.m. 


Monday, January 5 (All Iowa Reads selection): My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliverira

Monday, February 2 (One Book One Siouxland selection): Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Monday, March 2: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Monday, April 6: Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

Monday, May 4: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Monday, June 1: In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of USS Jeanette by Hampton Sides

Monday, July 6: The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens

Monday, August 3: Some Luck by Jane Smiley

Monday, September 14: Redeployment by Phil Klay

Monday, October 5: The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry that Built America's First Subway by Doug Most

Monday, November 2: The Dinner by Herman Koch

 

One Book One Siouxland announces Unbroken as 2015 selection

Siouxland public libraries are excited to announce the 2015 One Book One Siouxland selection, "Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption" by Laura Hillenbrand. "Unbroken" navigates through the life of Louis Zamperini—a one-time adolescent delinquent turned Olympic runner whose athletic career was interrupted by his service in and survival of WWII. Zamperini's tale is a roller coaster of tribulation and triumph. 

One Book One SIouxland is celebrating its tenth year as a community reading initiative, bringing residents together through discussion of one great book. Special events and programs, including a WWII-era film series and musical performance, will expand the reading experience for everyone in the community. 

"Unbroken is an excellent choice for the 2015 initiative," said Cate Sering, Reader Services Specialist at Sioux City Public Library. "It's a wonderful story with local ties to Sioux City and happens to be very timely."

Zamperini trained at a Sioux City airbase in June 1942 before going to war. He died July 2, 2014, and the blockbuster biopic "Unbroken" will be released in theaters on Christmas Day.

Community partners, including Sioux City Public Library, South Sioux City Public Library, North Sioux City Community Library, Morningside College and Western Iowa Tech Community College, will host a variety of captivating programs, which launch in January and run through April 2015 as part of the One Book One Siouxland intiative. 

Watch for the full program lineup on January 5, and visit www.onebookonesiouxland.org frequently for updates. 

Martha Speaks Storytime encourages vocabulary skills

Martha, the beloved talking dog from the PBS television series Martha Speaks, visited the Family Storytime at the Morningside Branch Library on Nov. 19. 

Children came to the Library to hear Martha stories, participate in fun activities, and get their picture taken with the famous character.

Martha Speaks is an animated series based on the children’s books by Susan Meddaugh. The program is aimed at viewers between the ages of four and seven, with an educational goal of teaching children new words—up to 20 in each episode. Vocabulary skills help children become great readers.

The Library has several Martha Speaks titles available for check out, including books, eBooks, and movies. 

K-9 S.T.A.R.S. help young readers shine in Read-To-Me series

They’re bark! Uh—back—they’re back!

Sioux City Public Library and S.T.A.R.S., Inc. have teamed up once again to provide young readers with an exciting opportunity to develop their abilities.

Children can share their favorite stories with therapy dogs from the K-9 S.T.A.R.S. program of Sioux City. The dogs are patient, nonjudgmental listeners and make reading fun. Good reading skills provide benefits for a lifetime, and reading aloud is a great way for young readers to practice.

The series runs each Saturday starting Nov. 1 through Dec. 6 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Wilbur Aalfs (Main) Library, 529 Pierce St. Free parking on weekends. 

For more information, visit our event on Facebook.

Sioux City resident Dawn Cavenee encourages her son as he reads aloud to an eager Doberman from the K-9 S.T.A.R.S. program.

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